In the latest episode of Surf's Up: A Beach Boys Podcast Safari, Mark Dillon (Fifty Sides of The Beach Boys) and Phil Miglioratti (Pray for Surf) speak with author Tom Smucker about his new book Why The Beach Boys Matter.
Tom's 1972 Creem article extolling the group helped spark its early 70s revival. He had so much to say that we divided his interview into two parts. In part one, we talk about the change in critical opinion towards the group, Pet Sounds as a counter-culture statement and the wonder that is Smiley Smile.
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